Liverpool's late heroics seal victory
Premier league round-up:Liverpool proved they could win without talismanic striker Luis Suarez as they fought from behind to take three points with a 3-2 victory over West Ham at Upton Park.Uruguay international Suarez was serving a one-match ban but the Reds struck twice late in the game to seal a win that sees them leapfrog West Ham in the table.
Former Hammers’ defender Glen Johnson opened the scoring for the visitors with a tremendous effort before a Mark Noble penalty and Steven Gerrard own goal turned the game in West Ham’s favour before the break.
It was another West Ham academy graduate in substitute Joe Cole who pulled the visitors level in the second half with a James Collins own goal completing the comeback for Liverpool after he was put under pressure from makeshift striker Jonjo Shelvey.
Evertonscored twice in the last couple of minutes to snatch a well-deserved 2-1 victory over a Tottenhamside who looked to have escaped the Goodison Park fortress with all three points.
Despite dominating, David Moyes’s side found themselves trailing to Clint Dempsey’s 76th-minute deflected strike.
However, Steven Pienaar headed an 90th-minute equaliser and Nikica Jelavic turned home the winner in added time to extend their unbeaten home league record to 12 matches.
Had they not got at least a point it is certain Moyes would have been complaining about a penalty claim which did not go their way late in the first half when Pienaar’s shot hit the arm of William Gallas.